Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried” is a tale that deals not only with the physical risk of war, but also with the emotional effects it has on the young soldiers. Lt. Jimmy Cross is the designated leader. He has been placed in a position of authority and great responsibility. All of the men in the troop carried various items with them, both physically and emotionally. However, it was Lt. Jimmy Cross who
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the lives of many young soldiers, and he let them down. Unfortunately, Cross did not realize the mistakes he was making until it was too late. “Lavender was now dead, and this was something that he would have to carry like a stone in his stomach for the rest of the war” (426).
Tim O’Brien. “The Things They Carried.” An Introduction to Literature. Addsion Wesley
Longman: The United States of America. 1997. 418-431.